The Miami Dolphins are very thin at the cornerback position. There needs to be a zero-tolerance policy about getting hurt. Seems simple enough to implement.
I know Mike McDaniel is a first-year head coach and that he has a lot on his plate right now. He asked for adversity and the universe decided to serve him an ocean-sized serving of it.
That all being said, McDaniel really needs to institute a no getting hurt rule for all the cornerbacks.
Currently, the Miami Dolphins have four healthy corners on the roster. Kader Kohou, Nik Needham, Elijah Campbell, and gulp Noah Igbinoghene. Eric Rowe, a former corner, is listed as a safety may need to be called in to revive his old role.
The problem is that Byron Jones’ surgery hasn’t taken well and Xavien Howard is dealing with multiple groin issues.
The Jets have more than a serviceable receiving core with Garret Wilson, Corey Davis, Denzel Mims, Braxton Berrios, and Elijah Moore. That’s actually very good from top to bottom.
The Dolphin’s defensive cornerback room is nowhere near as talented or as deep, especially without Howard. So, I think McDaniel instituting a no getting hurt rule seems like the right way to go.
I don’t care if he has to inject every member of the cornerback room with super soldier serum to keep them all healthy. Do what you have to do. Like Captain America said, “if you get hurt, hurt’em back. If you get killed, walk it off.”